The Amish Bernie Madoff

The Amish Bernie Madoff

It seems you don’t need electricity to commit fraud. A man has been likened to being “The Amish Bernie Madoff” after he was accused of operating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded over 2,700 Amish families, nonprofits and businesses out of $16.8 million. [More]

Recession Forcing Amish To Be More Amish

Recession Forcing Amish To Be More Amish

Shipshewana, Indiana, isn’t your usual Amish settlement. Most of the Amish in this part of northern Indiana don’t till the land and sell home-made jams and quilts, they work in a huge RV factory in a nearby town, earn $40 an hour, and take vacations in Florida. At least, that’s how it used to be until almost everyone got laid off. Now they’re having to take a step back and re-evaluate their Amishness.

Consumer Reports Tests The Amish Heater

You’ve seen the ads where the hard-working Amish folk are handcrafting miracle space heaters and no doubt scoffed at their absurdity and marveled at their Photoshop skills- but do the darn things work? Consumer Reports investigates in this video.

Amish Build Miracle Fireplace Using Steam-Powered Adobe Photoshop

Amish Build Miracle Fireplace Using Steam-Powered Adobe Photoshop

This ad for Amish “HOME SURGE” fireplaces that appeared in USA Today, designed to look like a typical USA Today article, begs the question: are the Amish allowed to use Photoshop?